Entrepreneurial Engineering, Minor

The entrepreneurial engineering minor is designed for the technology-minded entrepreneur who seeks to understand disciplinary fundamentals, assess market needs, create technologies, and determine how to manufacture solutions sustainably and economically. The course requirements for the minor are designed to incorporate both engineering elements (product development and prototyping) and creative elements (product design), along with market and societal considerations (customer discovery and needs assessment). The elective option provides an opportunity to specialize in one of three areas: manufacturing, design, or venture creation. Versions of this minor are available for both engineering and nonengineering majors. Sign up for the minor by contacting your academic advisor. 

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor

Required Core Courses

For Undergraduates in the College of Engineering
GE 5010Customer-Driven Technical Innovation for Engineers4
GE 5020Engineering Product Design Methodology4
GE 5030Iterative Product Prototyping for Engineers4
GE 5100Product Development for Engineers4
For Undergraduates outside the College of Engineering
GE 1110Engineering Design4
Complete three of the following:
GE 5010Customer-Driven Technical Innovation for Engineers4
GE 5020Engineering Product Design Methodology4
GE 5030Iterative Product Prototyping for Engineers4
GE 5100Product Development for Engineers4

Electives

Complete one of the following:4
Venture Creation
Entrepreneurial Marketing and Selling
Business Modeling for Entrepreneurs
Global Entrepreneurship
Innovation Workshop
Lean Design and Development for Entrepreneurs
Business Planning for Technology Ventures
New Venture Laboratory Abroad
Design
Art and Design Special Topics
2D Fundamentals: Surface and Drawing
and 2D Tools
3D Fundamentals: Structure and Drawing
and 3D Tools
Design Process Context and Systems
Experience Design 1
Experience Design 2
Manufacturing
Introduction to Industrial Engineering
Engineering Economy
Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Manufacturing Systems and Techniques
Systems Design for Sustainability